How Your Teens Can Build Their Self-Worth

When the child is at his or her teenage years, it’s normal for them to be experiencing a lot of changes in their body as well as mood swings, but this is dependent on different factors. What every parent should watch out is building the self-worth of their teens, this is very important to keep them going towards their adulthood. A proper guidance is always good for them, and here are ways on how a parent can help their teenagers build their self-worth:

  1. Give them the praise that they need – as we see them grow up; we mostly comment on the bad things that they have done. Give praise or appreciation on what they have accomplished, their talent and the abilities that they are good at. Complimenting for their efforts can be good too, and show them how sincere you are.
  2. Be a good role model to your child – what you do or say can be very influential to your teens, do your best to act as their positive model that they can look up to.
  3. Help them accomplish opportunities – know your teen’s interest and get him or her involved with it. It can be playing an instrument, sports, traveling, or theatre arts. This is a good way to boost his or her confidence and this will also mould them to become a good citizen as they grow old.
  4. Try and join them with their activities – find time to participate in their activities. If they have programs that require your presence, you should be there. This gives them the boosts that they need from you to achieve their goals.
  5. Listen to what they say – no matter how tired or irritated we are, listen to your teen’s needs. Communication is the key to a healthy parent-child relationship. If you take time to listen and understand them, you will surely know how to help them with whatever they are going through.
  6. Use you authority as a parent – you can set some boundaries and rules that they can follow, and let him or her understand its importance. You should be supportive and sensitive to your teen’s needs at the same time.
  7. Help them become responsible – no matter how technologically advanced we are today, help your teens to become proactive and not just spending most of their time with gadgets. Allow them to look for a part time job or even become a volunteer in your community, this will surely help them realize their self-worth.
  8. He or she is unique – help your teen understand that we are not living in this world to please others but to live according to the things that make you happy, and knowing the difference between right and wrong.
How Your Teens Can Build Their Self-Worth

These are important ways that every parent should know to help their teens in building their self-worth.

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